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This Second Edition of the bestselling Advanced Design in Nursing Research has been substantially revised and reorganized. Using the principle that the level of knowledge available on a research topic determines the level of design that can be used to study the topic, the contributors present discussions of research at three levels of design: theoretically based experimental designs; comparative and correlated survey designs; and exploratory-descriptive research designs. Strengths and weaknesses of each design in sampling, methods, reliability, validity, data analysis and issues related to human subjects are addressed. Contributors also discuss writing and evaluating proposals.

Descriptive Designs
Descriptive designs
Pamela J.BrinkMarilynn J.Wood

Part of the development of a complete database for any science is the detailed description and classification of the various phenomena related to that science. Prior to the manipulation or disruption of any natural phenomena, the researcher spends years in the intimate study of a particular problem. The difficulty for ...

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